Mitchell is the state’s top-ranked tournament wrestling team in advance of the NCHSAA tournament on Friday and Saturday in Greensboro, according to RetroRankings.com.
The Mountaineers will be taking eight wrestlers to Greensboro and all four of their seniors: Christian Lowery (113 pounds), Kyler Hoilman (120), Levi Richardson (126 pounds), Solomon Duncan (138), Dalton Beaver (145), Kegan Hoilman (160), Will Atkins (220) and Todd Self (heavyweight).
Mitchell scored 201 points to beat runner-up Mount Airy (126) and the rest of the field at last weekend’s 1-A Western Regional tournament in Walkertown.
And of course, earlier this month the Mountaineers became the first back-to-back NCHSAA dual team champion in Western North Carolina history.
A WNC school hasn’t won a team championship at the NCHSAA individual tournament since Brevard (1-A/2-A) in 2004.